Any mention of nettle always our first association that it burns our skin and cause blisters. However, nettle is highly valued for its medicinal effects. It is believed that it iss a natural remedy for anemia, hair loss, rheumatism, joint disease, stomach ulcers, insomnia, nervousness. Nettle is very widespread and can be found almost everywhere, growing in gardens, next to the road, next to the fence.
Nettle has a high value of vitamin and is recommended in the diet because it contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and minerals of magnesium, vitamin C, A, B2, carotene. It is most interesting that it is presented on our table, and contains more vitamins C and A from some other plants that are often used in the diet. Nettle very effectively purifies the blood, prevents inflammation and stimulates the discharge of harmful substances from the body. It is rich in chlorophyll, which helps to rebuild damaged cells and improve oxygen supply to the brain.
Fresh leaves is best cook as spinach, dried and used as a spice or tea. The seeds will be given solely in August. It has the aroma of stone fruits, which becomes intense when fried. The flowers are also used for food. The leaves of this plant can be added in a variety of soups, stews, salads, but need to be before that spill over hot water not to urns. People with kidney stone is recommended to prepare like spinach.
Nettle tea is prepared by a full tablespoon finely chopped leaves previously well washed, pour boiling water and let stand for one minute to a minute and a half. It is consumed when a little cool in small sips. Nettle is effective against spring allergies. By using these plants accelerate the formation of blood cells and prevent anemia. Helps with problems with pimples, with infections of the mouth, mouth ulcers and gingivitis.